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    VLADIVOSTOK, August 18 (RIA Novosti, Veronika Perminova) - Russia will take part in military exercises with the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this fall.

    Yuri Baluyevsky, the Chief of the General Staff of Russia's Armed Forces, told a briefing in Vladivostok (Russia's Far East) Thursday that the SCO would conduct the joint exercises in September. He refused to provide any more details.

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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